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luuiv Tracy, Stfitounded an d Wounded , Kills Himself .
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MASKED MEN ROB
Express Car Dynamited in the Jesse James Way and
Looted of CashOne of the Robbers Shot to Death-
Passengers Held PrisonersStories Told byTrainmen.
Mount Carroll, 111., Aug. 6.A daring
and successful train robbery occurred at
Marcus, on the Chicago," Burlington &
Quincy railway, ten miles north of Sa
vanna, about midnight.
The fine vestibuled passenger train of
eleven coaches, Conductor Emerson In
charge, was flagged at the little station
and six masked men boarded the engine.
The engineer and jlreman obeyed /the im
perative orders' and the robbers at once
'uncoupled the engine and express., c&r
,'and ran them a quarter of a mile up the
They then blew up the express car with
dynamite and ran the engine north a
distance of a mile from Hanoves. The
locomotive becoming dead the robbers
abandoned it and escaped.
One Shot to D e a t h .
One of the highwaymen was killed, be
ing shot above the eye and also In the
leg. He met instant death while -in the
engine and his body was dumped t^o the
ground by his companions as they sped
away. The express messenger, Bye, says
he did the shooting.
The deed was done quickly, the train
men and passengers making no defense.
Six sacks of money were secured, but
the amount is not known." The passen
gers-were not molested.
E a s i l y E s c a p e d .
There was no way of telegraphing news
of .the hold-up, and a flagman walked back
and gave the alarm. A special train of
citizens and several policemen at once
proceeded to the scene, but, as the track
?UDS along tbevM-ississlppi,and^thaMm-
tryi s w e l l - ^ a p t S f r W a . auccessfur ffigbf
the' robbers, easily escaped.
- The work was evidently that of experts,
as they went at It coolly and methodi
cally. The train, attacked, is. one .of, the
finest* in the world and usually carried
much money which must-have been known
by the highwaymen.
The dead robber was a stranger in this
, vicinity. He was a middle-aged inan and
T h e Official A c c o u n t .
.Following is the official account of the
robbery issued by the general manager
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rall-
"Train 47 was held up last night about
11:30 at south switah, Marcus, about ten
miles north of Savanna, 111. The switch
was turned for tlhe passing track and the
train flagged. The head cars, a mail and
express car and a composite car, were cut
off and taken to the north switch, where
the safe in the express car was blown
open with dynamite and contents taken,
after which the engine was cut off by
the robbers and started north.
"As the rubbers left the express mes
senger fired at them. One robber was
found dead about one mile north of Mar
cus and his body was given to the coro
ner. At least six men were concerned in
M o n e y Loss Not H e a v y .
"So far as Is known only $2,000 In sliver
was secured. None of the crew was hurt
and none of the passengers molested. The
express end of the rifled car was badly*
In the pocket of the dead robber was
found an Iowa Central mileage credential
from Grinnell to Gilman, 'Iowa, issued in
the name of A. L. Jacobs.
F o u r E x p l o s i o n * .
Four explosions were required to com
plete the destruction of the safe and the
car was badly wrecked. The robbers
were eight in number, all masked. They
evidently were railroad men, one being
i good engineer.
Messenger William Bye fired five shots
at the robbers but without effect and an
attempt was made to blow him up in
his car. The bandits had arranged to
ditch the entire train of nine heavily
laden coaches, had not the signal to stop
been heeded. Several passengers in the
buffet car, including the porter,, were
held prisoners during the struggle to
erack the safe.
P r o b a b l y K i l l e d ' b y a C o m r a d e .
It is thought the dead robber was killed
by a comrade by mistake. The body was
put on the tender and run by the others
a short distance and then thrown'into
,. the weeds. '
face Is none too pleasant a sensation to
Mr. Mooney believes that the robbers
killed one of their own number, either
purposely or accidentally. Several shots
were flred, some by the robbers, and the
rest by the express messenger. The dead
man was dumped oft a short distance from
where the affair occurred, the robbers
having taken his body on the engine when
the start was made.
Mr. Mooney says that all of the men
wore masks, but that while, one was
holding a gun'in his face the handker
chief which concealed his entire face ex
cept the eyes, fell off, and that he man
aged to get a good look at him. He could
identify him, he says, as the-young man
had a sandy complexion, was about 5. feet
8 inches in height and wore good
The express car had two holes blown in
Its bottom and was left at East Dubuque.
It 1B believed that the five bags of money
only contained $2,500.
PULLMAN CONDUCTOR STRUCK
B a n d i t H i t H i m o n t h e H e a d W i t h a
W. D. "Wright, the Pullman conductor
on the train, seen in St. Paul this after
noon on arrival of the train, said:
"When the train stopped I stepped out
on the ground. " _ No Sooner had I done so
than three masked men stepped up to me.
One of them, was armed with a Winchester
rifle and the other had a'Colt's revolver.
They immediately covered me and told
me to pu lithe pin from between the rear
'buffet car and- the sleeper. I did my best,
but as it stuck I could not get it out. One
of the men. struck me with his rifle and
hurt- my head badly. I finally got the
pin ^out and-they took the cars ahead
about a mile, where they blew open the
safe, using .'three., charges of dynamite.
The m e a were dressed, fn blue overalls
and. Jump 4ra. and -Sa^^oif slougB-TiaCs".
They had large "baaaana handkerchiefs
tied over" their* eyes 'alrct faces While
blasting the car they killed one of their
own men. I don't know whether this was
intentional OF Jaot. The. car was so bad
ly wrecked that we bad to leave It at ka*
Pasaen&eref C o v e r e d .
R. T. Stantoaand C. T. Spalding, both
of Chicago, were ^passengers *op.
e trai n
and at the sound of shots stepped out on
the grounds They were met by the "ban
dits, who covered them with guns and
threatened to" shoot if they did not go
back into the'car.. "We don't want your
money," said" one of the robbers "we're
after the express. ar."
Both men hastily retired to the car,
content to allow1
them the privilege of
robbing the express company.
B y e ' s N a r r o w Escape'.
W. A. Bye, the express messenger, saw
the fire in the car after the first explo
sion, and asked permission to put it out..
One of the robbers Immediately consented,
and he rushed into the car. As he did
so, he noticed that the fire was a fuse to
one of the dynamite cartridges. He. ran
to the o.ther end of the car and .succeeded
in reaching there just as the explosion
occurred. He-was covered with splinters
and debris, :but was uninjured.
TRACEY IS D E A D
.THRILLING HAN HUNT
? GOMESTO ANEND
Surrounded by a Citizens' Posse and Sorely Wounded,
Tracey, the Desperado, Kills Himself With His Re-
volverHis Body Found in a Wheat Field Near Fel-
lows, Wash.Sketch of His Extraordinary Career*
Slain at Wilkes- ,
upon to pass war thenWjWt#njr^ecislonv
by the sjiperint^deil^^jtf the tobard, **
procuring all tke n w ^ ^ r y o a t a , should, by a |
two tfiirdar* y.otei i- r%rtl|sr a* decision/ against
a producer^clalm,:'4* tfbouTd. be obliged-to
general' strike. 1A the details are properly
worked- 6ut'oyihe darge? interests, the plan
would tie a god one, pnd -we understand.that
it wiHf be broirght tp the ^attention of . the
producers a'fter the present -strike.: .- :
ROBBERS CHOSE POOR TIME
Ctrrrency - S h i p m e n t s L i g h t Now
W e r e H e a v i e r P e w "Weeks A g o .
- It is stated that the robbers could not
have selected a poorer time from .their
standpoint for the holdup. A few weeks
ago shipments in sums as large as $50,-
000 and $100,000 were coming twin city
ward. It will be some time before the
flow in this direction will resume."' The
rdbbers selected the Interim for their
M i n n e a p o l i s C o n d u c t o r H a d Six Gnns
H e l d i n H i s F a c e .
La Crosee, Wis:, Aug. 6.Burlington
train No. 47, which was held up near Sa
vanna, arrived here at 10 o'clock and a
20-minute stop was made for breakfast.
Engineer John E. Mooney of Minneapolis
told a vivid story of the hold-up. He
The robbers stopped the train by swinging
a white light. As soon as It stopped two
men jumped, into the cab, and covered, us
with revolvers. One of - them told the., fire
man to cut off the engine. ' After this was
done the man who was pointing a gun at
my head told me to pull the engine up a ways,
and I ran her up a half a mile. Then they
ordered me to jump off and we walked back
towards the train where we were joined by
the express messenger and another .robber.
They took us to the rear of the buffet car,
and told, us t sit there.
They worked for an hour blowing, open
the safe and finally brought the engine down
again and all of them got aboard it. A few
feet from the train they told me to jump
off and run, which I most assuredly did.
They ran the engine up seven miles and left
her dead.- -.
, Mx. Mooney says he has been running
on the Burlington since it was built, fif
teen years ago. and this was his first ex
perience, and he sincerely hopes it will
be the last. Six suns staring one in the
The King Arrives for the
London, Aug. 6.The royal yacht Vic
toria and Albert, with King Edward on
board, left Cowes at 1:30 this afternoon
for Portsmouth. The, harbor station at
Portsmouth was reached shortly after'2
o'clock. A special train-to convey his
majesty to London awaited Ms arrival at
The royal yacht bearing the king was
moored alongside the dockyard jetty at
Portsmouth. - Two Japanese warships
flred salutes and were followed by all
the commissioned ships in the harbor.
The king was officially received at the
landing place by Admiral Sir Charles
Frederick Hotham and General Sir Baker
Creed Russell. A guard o f honor w a s
mounted on the dockyard jetty. .
C o m p l e t e C o r o n a t i o n R e h e a r s a l .
London, Aug. 6.The first complete
dress rehearsal of the coronation cere
monies was "held in Westminster Abbey
to-day. The .participants included all'the
chief actors -in the ceremony save their
majesties. The king's company of the
Grenadier Guards was posted at the Abbey
annex and the peers and. peeresses and
the royal pages all assumed their robes in
the. dressing 'room In 'the annex. The
'gorgeous 'cononation carpet arid tapestry
were uncovered and .the procession and
the entire ceremony except the anointing
were gone through with. Thfr proceedings
lasted an hour and a half:
Wllkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 6.Lying In a
pool of blood on a lonesome road in Nantl
coke, the body of Daniel Sweeny, a watch
man employed by the Delaware, Lacka
wanna'& -Western Goal Co. was "foun
early to-day. Across the top of the head
were two wounds and the skull was
crushed at the base. There are numer
ous of her bruises about the body. Along
side the body lay a bloody pick handle.
'Sweeny'quit woTk at midnight and waa
followed lbya score of men. The men
were making threats and Sweeny was
afraid of them. He took refuge in a sa
loon and waited there for some time. After
he thought the crowd that followed him
had dispersed he left for his home. This
was the last seen of him alive. The sup
position Is that the men who. followed
him from the mine were lying in wait for
him and when'he approached the spot
where they were hiding they assaulted
him with pick handles and beat his brains
The body lay in a pool of blood. One
of the arms was also broken, apparently
by.a blow from a club. The murderers
were determined to make sure of their
work. The nearest house is several hun
dred yards from the scene of the crime,
but one of the inmates thought he heard
the - cry of murder about 2 o'clock this
morning. The county detective is now at
w o rk on the ase. It Is said tbe com
pany will offer a reward of $1 000 for the
arrest and conviction of the murderers.
The murdered man told the superinten
dent of the mine where he was employed
that some of the strikers had spoken to
him last week and advised him that it
did not look right to see him going to
work and' that If he was wise he would
quit at once. Sweeny said he needed em
ployment as his family was in want. The
next day another delegation of men.met
him on his way to work and told him If
he did not quit work he would be sorry.
Sweeny said these warnings worried hi'm^.
but ho resolved to continue a,t work.
There Is much Indignation over the cold
blooded murder, as the dead watchman
was well liked.
At strike headquarters in this city a
statement was given out that an investi
gation had been made of the killing of
Watchman Sweeny at the Bliss -mine, but
there was no evidence to show that strikers
had committed the crime. It is said the
dead watchman, who was at one time fore
man of a mine' at JNanticoke, had dis
charged some employes who made threats
at that time that they would get even
with him. The strike leaders think re
venge led' to the murder.
The. local coal operators now fear that
a reign of terror will spread over the
coal region and that the state militia
will be kept busy in many parts of the
ThVee at Tfcem 3 t e o i e O p e r a t i o n s
a t S c t a n t o n . *
Scranton, Pa., (Aug. 6.r-The coal strike
has been broken in this- district, and
three collieries are-now- in operation in
The Dickson colliery, of .the Delaware
& Hudson Railroad: Company, da Green
Ridge, resumed Operations with returned
strikers: Superintendent Rose says the
compahy has been cutting and-.: loading
coal at this mine for two weeks. Yester
day the coal was hoisted and. sent through
the breakers. The company will not give
out the number of men who are Working
The ether two collieries at work are the
Oxlord, of the People's Coal company, and
the Cayuga, of the Delaware,: Lackawanna
& Western. Superintendent Tobey, of the
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, said
his company would'start up another col
liery. -The striflers are making no very
serious effort to prevent men from work
F o r e i g n e r s a t
S h e n a n d o a h
A Critical Situation Develops
at PanamaTke U. S.
May Cut In.
Shenandoah," Pa., Aug. 6.Brigadier
General Gobin, in speaking of the condi
tions at Shenandoah said that Shenan
doah, for its . slze u is more thickly popu
lated than the tenement district of New
York city. The sanltay conditions are
bad, and the manner in which the people
live here would not oe tolerated in large
cities. . General Gobin said that he had
heard that many of the foreigners who
have seen service - In European armies
were secretly drilling and were being in
structed by ex-officers from.the armies of
Russia, Germany and Austria.
BOARD OP SUPERINTENDENTS
CHOLERA SPREADS RAPIDLY. ' .'-"-
St. -Petersburg, Aug. 6.-*Cholera Is
spreading rapidly In Manchuria' with
larmlng rapidity It is" feared the epi
demic may reach Irkutsk ..and Vladiyo
stock. The Russian, sanitary precau
tions are wholly' inadequate, "
A S u g g e s t e d P l a n for S e t t l i n g Min
i n g Difficulties. .
'- New York, Aug. 6.The Coal Trade
Journal,' in its Isstie of this .week, will
publish this suggestion in reference to
the aathracite-strike: " V-A
The managing head of a successful coal
mining company' suggests- that, after the an
thracite stiflkeijs over, it might he advisable
for the ^nthragite producers to organise a
board of superintendent's, embracing the chief
mining officials' of all the large companies
and those of the principal operators, in all
E x c i t e m e n t A m o n g t h e H e b r e w s .
Mahanoy City, Pa., Aug. 6.Last night
a junk vender from Harrisburg,. who had
been seen near a colliery, was suspected
of ^being a deputy and was set upon by a
number of men. He escaped up the moun
tain and sought refuge with a colony of
Roumanian Jews. Fearing an attack
Isador Lublnski, one of the Hebrews,
dashed down the mountain over an un
frequented road to get help from the
Mahanoy City police. When he reached
the town he was arrested for faBt driving.
He was fined $5, but not being willing to
pay he waB sent to jail for twenty-four
hours. Later, he paid the fine and made
known to the authorities through an in
terpreter why he was driving so reck
lessly. The fine was then remitted. The
suspected deputy was also, placed In jail
for the night for safe keeping.
Washington, Aug. 6.A very interest
ing situation ha developed at Panama,
which may result in a call upon the
United States to protect British interests
there.. Several days ago, the governor
of Panama requested Commander Potter,
of the .United States gunboat Ranger, to
go In search of the. Colombian warship
Boyaca, supposed to be in distress, Per
mission was granted from here for the
Ranger to dp so. But yesterday Com
mander Potter reported that he would not
go to sea because of the appearance off
the harbor of a revolutionary ship. To
day he cabled that he had been informed
that the governor of Panama contem
plated seizing the British vessel Quito,
arid, there being no British warsbap'at
Panama, he asked for instructions. The
presumption is that the appearance of the
revolutionary war vessel off the harbor
alarmed the government authorities, and,
having no ship at hand to meet her, they
proposed to press the Quito into service,
possibly for the purpose of arming her
out to meet the insurgent vessel. When
the property of one nation Is threatened
ii this fashion, in the absence of a war
ship of that particular country, it is cus
tomary (for a warship of a friendly nation,
when appealed to, to protect the property
of the country requesting aid. But it is
not proper for a warship of one country
to proffer protection unless formally re
quested^ to do so. Instructions* to this
effect were Immediately sent to Com
mander Potter, and, If the British consul
at Panama should appeal to the Ranger
for assistance, Commander Potter will be
expected to adopt the same method to
prevent seizure which he would if the
Quito were an American ship.
1' Captain Potter's dispatch was commun-
icated "by the naval authorities to the
state department, as it was thought to
involve the possibility of international
complications. The state department had
received no direct advices from Consul
Gudger, but as a matter of courtesy the
information contained In Captain Pot
ter's dispatch was communicated to the
British charge d'affaires, Percy Raikes,
who is_ now at Bar Harbor.
: No response
from the Brlttlsh charge ifad been re
ceived duriag the early part of the day.
tfLffcLj HARRY TRACEY.
The hunted outlaw who committed suicide this (morning
ferred to the board -by the higher officials.
over thirty members. His idea
is' to hare all -grievances which are not satis
factorily-settled by foremen' pr. others, re-4 After a battle, lasting ten minutes, .the
BATTLE OF NEW YORK ,
i .- - i- .
S e v e r a l P e o p l e Shot O v er t h e P o s s e s -
, slori of a G a r d e n .
New York, Aug. 6.in'a fight with re
volvers, and clubs, for the possession of
a little "kitchen garden*, at One Hundred
and Bighty-thlrd street and Walton ave
nue, two men and one woman have been
shot and more than a dozen of the bel
ligerents injured. Among, the wounded
Christine Agrilla, -condition serious.
John Mongaud. - ,- 'r ' - .'-- /v-fr*
Genne Fonsa. , v ' *- .^ "-%.. - - .
FonBa claimed he had (had a deed to
the ground on which the. kitchen garden
'had been cultivated. ^rMongaud asserted
the^ garden belonged to him, and when he
and three of his brothers commenced to
pick flowers, the two forces exchanged
volleys. Several friends joined the fray,
police arrived, and dispersed the partlcl-
J, METEOR AND IREX
T h e y "Win t h e Y a c h t R a c e s a t
C o w e s T o - d a y .
Cowes, Aug. 6.The 'weather was
gloomy to-day folr the royai yacht- squad-
ron's racing. Emperor William's Meteor
III. and Myles E. Kennedy's Sybarlta
started eastward over the Queen's course
i n - a match race. Both yachts carried.
Jackyards arid every stitch of canvas
was spread. A rain squall almost en-,
tlrely hid the contestants,from view soon
after the start. The Sybarlta led at fleet
but, Meteor won the race. .'..*.-
The chief race of the day was for the
emperor's cup, In which the Meteor was
riot entered. The contestants were Lean
der, Cetonla, Glory, Clcel,y, Brynhlld,
Navahoe, Lygia, Columbine, Fionia Le
ander II., Fionia II., Clara, Palmosa, Irex,
Namara, Creole and Bona.
The emperor's cup Is a massive piece
ofpolished sliver with three handles In
scribed "Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta,
Emperor William personally supervised
the execution of the design. The yachts
got away at 10:15 in a driving rain, with
the Bona- leading and the, Navahoe in
The Irex won the emperor's cup on time
allowance. She finished fifth.
Spokane, Wash., Aug, 6.Harry Tracey. the outlaw, killed himself in
wheat field near Fellows at 4:30 a. mi. He was surrounded by a posse.
In the fight with the sheriff's posse last night Tracey was wounded in the
right leg between the knee and the thigh, and twenty minutes later, knowing
that his capture was certain, he killed himself with a revolver.
The body of the outlaw was found in a wheat field this morning. ,
Spokane, .Wash., Aug. 6.Harry Tracey, the notorious outlaw who, with
David Merrill, escaped from the Oregon penitentiary at Salem "on June 9th,
aftej* killing three prison guards, killed himself early this morning after being
wounded by the rifle of one of the poss in pursuit.
Tracey was surrounded in a wheat field near Fellowes, a station on the
Washington Central railroad, about fifty miles west of Spokane, last night. ,
Word was sent back to Dayenpprt, the county seat, and a large number of
armed men. hurried to the scene.
REVOLVER STILL IN HAND ' : J
The posse under Sheriff Gardner opened fire oh the outlaw and one bul-
let pierced his right leg between the knee and thigh.
About twenty minutes after being wounded he shot himself with, one'of
his revolvers, and his body was found this morning after daybreak. The re-
volver with which he killed himself was graspjed*tightly in his right hand.
LEG. BROKEN ARTERY CUT
Tracey was hunted down by a posse of Creston citizens. Surrounded, he
engaged in a running battle with his pursuers. His leg was broken by a bullet
and ah artery bled profusely. ' .' '"',:* """''"'-
He.crept into a wheat.field and tried to tie up the artery. Becoming dea- -
perate he evidently put his revolver to his head andT fired a bullet into ht
brain. .. , .
HUNTED DOWN BY FIVE
At daylight this morning his body was found, already, cold. After baffling :
the officers of two states after a wonderful flight of about 400 miles across
Oregon and Washington, Tracey was hunted down by four citizens of the-little-
farming town of Creston and a sole deputy sheriff. Sheriff Gardner and posse
arrived in time to guard the wheat field through the night but the work had
already been done. , :
The posse that will share the reward was madeup as follows: iC-vA.
Straub, deputy sheriff Dr. E. C. Lantes, Maurice Smith, attorney? J. J. Mor-
rison, railway section foreman, and Frank Lillengen.\ . vv^i -V r?, .
T H E QUARRY IS SIGHTED
: ~ : *?
They were working on the information of the Goldfinch youth- who. had/
been forcibly made the companion of the Oregon convict for over twenty-four.'
hours at the ranch of L. B. Eddy, oh Lake creek, about, three miles south from
Fellowes, a station on the Washington Central railway. -The party made all Si
possible haste in getting to the ranch. When within a fey?^hundred yardst
of the farm they encountered Farmer Eddy mowing in one of his fields. Whiles-
engaging him in conversation they saw a man issuing from the barn door. :
"Is that Tracey?' asked one of the party. f
"It surely is," replied Eddy. .--.'- ^
The party separated', Lanier and Smith accompanying Eddy in the diree-j:.
tibn of the barn, while the other two men swung around to the other side. ^
Two of the men hurriedly steppped behind'the barn on a slight eminence from f|f|
'Which they could watch everything that went on and Eddy,continued up to"**
the door. Tracey came from the barn again and began helrjing his host un-
Jnitch the horses. He carried no rifle, although he had his revolvers In place, i
The fugitive finally saw the men carrying rifles and turning sharply to Eddy
said: - . t *. ^ ,
f i t ^
"Who are those men?" 4 - ' - * ' '
c - - " - / ' /"^
- , ' T don't see any men " said Eddy. _, * ., i~.~\ .. */- [ [ ~'
i'At "HOLD IIP YOUR HANDS" * " ' ~
' Tracey pointed out the two men on the hill. Eddy informed his companion
who.the men.were,and the outlaw made a leap for the barn door. The pursu-,
ers stepped a bit closer and commanded ^ "Hold" up your .hands," The outlaw
jumped behind Eddy and placed first the farmer and then his horse betweeen
himself and the pursuers. He commanded the farmer to lead his horse to ttif"
barn and remaining under cover moved, toward shelter! _'., _, i -^
When near the stable he*broke and dashed inside. He quickly reappeared/
rifle in hand, and started on a dead run. Turning, oh the two men nearest him
the desperado fired two shots, but without his usual luck, neither bullet taking
effect. 'Without waiting for further fighting Tracey made a dash down the^4-^
valley leading south from the barn and headed for brush. In an instant the^
man hunters were off in pursuit firing as theyran. - Coming to a rock, Trace?
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